CG Certificate in Hairdressing - Level 1

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Hairdressing
Code A5D101P-2122
Qualification Type No Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is the only Lee Stafford Academy in Kent and South East London, and one of only 12 across the UK. Why study at the Lee Stafford Academy? Not just a celebrity endorsement, the training programme has been developed by Lee himself with Further Education specialists, to train not only the students, but also our own experienced hair and barbering staff. Students will learn specially designed �recipes� which are unique to Lee Stafford Academies, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK, by receive training in up to 21 fundamental skills and techniques. These skills can be tested in National competitions with other Lee Stafford Academy students in FE Colleges across the UK during the academic year. This programme offers an introduction to the hairdressing industry and the basic skills needed to assist in a salon. During your time at college you will have the opportunity to work in our modern, well equipped, hairdressing salons learning the skills needed for the Level 1 qualification. This focuses on shampooing, conditioning, basic blow drying and styling techniques. Training is carried out on blocks and other group members before progressing onto family friends and paying clients. � You will also be introduced to basic cutting and colouring techniques in preparation for the Level 2 qualification. �In addition there are a number of optional units that you will be able to choose from, your lecturers will guide you when making these choices. Health and Safety is also an important aspect of the hairdressing industry so time will be spent learning how to recognise hazards and risks to enable you to work in a safe and secure environment. You will be expected to behave in a highly professional manner at all times while in the salons and surrounding public areas. �You will wear a uniform and will need to bring your hairdressing equipment to all salon sessions. Functional skills in English and Maths are taught alongside the vocational skills. These are important to you as they will help to prepare you for the next level of qualification. �It is recommended that you find part time work or voluntary work in the hairdressing industry to support your college training.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including: observation, oral questioning, written questioning and assignment work.

Entry requirements

A genuine interest in the hairdressing industry. A satisfactory school report to include good attendance and behaviour. Completion of GCSE�s. English & Maths Grade 2 or above.

Your next steps...

Students successfully completing this course are able to progress onto the Level 2 Hairdressing programme or apply for apprenticeships in the hairdressing industry or programmes in beauty therapy.